Welcome to Opera Tavern

Opera Tavern is a beautiful two-storey bar and restaurant in the heart of central London’s theatre land. Located on Catherine Street we are opposite the Drury Lane Theatre, seconds from the Opera House, a stone’s throw from The Strand and a lovely walk across Waterloo Bridge from the South Bank.

We specialise in Italian and Spanish-influenced tapas, charcuterie and small plates and have a charcoal grill on the ground floor where we cook up all manner of tasty meaty treats. Behind the bar you’ll find an extensive selection of organic wine, premium spirits, exciting cocktails, artisan coffee and continental beers.

A beautiful former pub, the exposed brickwork, bold artwork and flattering low lighting help our two-story restaurant create the perfect atmosphere for a pre-theatre meal or drink. The ground floor houses a long bar with the open grill at one end, and a few tables placed beside the theatre box windows, where guests can watch the world go by.

Book a Table

If you can’t find the booking time you are after online, and for any groups of 8 or more
please call us on 020 7836 3680 or email directly at reservations@operatavern.com
We may be able to find  you a table that our system couldn’t!


23 Catherine Street


+44 (0) 207 836 3680


Opening Times

Monday - Wednesday: 12pm - 10:30pm

Thursday - Saturday: 12pm - 11:00pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12pm - 9:30pm